A proposal to issue citations instead of making arrests for pot possession was defeated in the city of Dallas this week.

According to a published report in the Dallas Morning News, city councilors were considering a policy called cite and release, which would have meant issuing citations for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposal went down by a 10-5 margin.

Officials say police arrest between 100 and 120 people every month for possession, and this proposal was designed to save time and money by keeping misdemeanor offenders out of jail.